Sri Lanka

Enabling Policy Environment for Wash in Schools

  • There is a national plan of action for WASH in Schools programming.
  • The Ministry of Education (MoE) is the lead agency of implementation of WASH in Schools programming. WASH in Schools comes under a comprehensive program by the MoE named as School Health Promotion Program (SHHP).
  • The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage are partners that assist in the implementation of WASH in Schools Programming.

Quality and Coverage of WASH in Schools Programming

  • WASH in Schools guides and toolkits are available and are partially being utilized throughout the country in WASH in Schools target areas. 
  • A functional Educational Management Information System (EMIS) that monitors WASH in Schools access in partially available as a part of general school census, which mostly covers quantities. However, the quality of data and indicator definitions should be improved.

Organizations Working in Wash in Schools